Product code: BOB04
£0.99

Professional Grade Pre-Stretched 5mm braided djembe rope with red green and gold fleck. Price is per metre

Product overview

  • Pro quality djembe tuning rope
  • German professional quality
  • Black with Rasta Colour fleck - Red Green & Yellow
  • 5mm round
  • Braided construction
  • No stretch !!!
  • Priced per metre - please state the number of metres you need in the quantity box

          GUIDE FOR BUYERS

There are 3 pieces of rope on a djembe : One rope makes the loops around the top ring. A second rope makes the loops around the bottom ring. A third, main rope goes up & down the drum, then round & round to make the Mali weave (fine tuning). When buying rope it is better to be a little generous, as the cost per metre is low, but the frustration can be very high if you run short !

For the top and bottom (looping) ropes which are attached to the rings

To decide the length of rope for the top and/or bottom rings, measure the circumference around each ring and TRIPLE it. If you can't measure the circumference, you can calculate it as the drum diameter x 3.5.  NB -If your loops are small and close together please mulitply by 4

EXAMPLE : A drum has a 30cm (12inch) nominal diameter, so the ring circumference will be about 105cm (42inches ) The top-ring rope length should be 3 x 105 = 315cm  3.15metres  (3x42 = 126inches)               Buy generous at 4 metres

Do the same for the bottom ring (approx 50cm circumference = 1.5metres rope) Buy generous at 2 metres

For the main rope

There are three ways to arrive at the length for the main rope

1) measure your old rope and buy the same length if it was satisfactory.

2) measure the height of the bowl of the drum and multiply by the number of times the rope goes up or down the drum, then add about 3 metres for slack & tuning.

3) measure the height of the bowl of the drum and multiply by TWICE the number of loops on the top ring then add about 3 metres for slack & tuning.

EXAMPLE : An average quality, 12 inch drum has 22 loops on the top ring, so the rope passes up or down the drum 44 times, at 32cm each time. The rope length should therefore be  44 x 32cm = 1408cm  (14meters and 8cm). Add 3 metres and buy 17 metres.

NB good quality drums can have as many as 36 loops/ 72 passes, and may need as much as 27 metres for the main rope.

Specification

Delivery & returns

Christmas Delivery

The last order date for UK Christmas delivery is Wednesday, 19th December. We may be able to dispatch after this date but it's best to phone or email first to check availability

Christmas closing

We close at the end of Friday, 22nd December and will be back on 2nd January. 

Deliveries

UK delivery starts at £1.95 and goes to a maximum of £5.95 (excluding Highlands & Islands which can be more for a parcel)

Free Delivery over £95  - This applies to orders delivered to the UK mainland only and (excludes Highlands & Islands) 

We aim to ship upon of receipt of an order, subject to stock availability.

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Returns

Once the item has been despatched it becomes your responsibility to return an order or item in an unmarked and resaleable condition before we can issue a refund to you. Please note that return postage charges cannot be refunded unless the product is faulty or not as described. Also please note that this only applies to individual customers.

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